Google
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Updated Apr 16, 2014
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4.2 2,091 reviews

                             

95% Approve of the CEO

Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

Larry Page

(1,079 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development"
    in 92 reviews
  • "Free food, amazing people, amazing vision - almost everything about this company is a pro"
    in 207 reviews
Cons:
  • "This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging"
    in 85 reviews
  • "Google is no different than any other big company and they are starting to realize it"
    in 68 reviews
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Great Company

Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
Kirkland, WA (US)

I have been working at Google full-time for more than a year

ProsIncredibly smart people, challenging work, good management, and excellent perks and compensation make this a great place to work.

ConsSometimes hubris can be a problem - people assume that of course what we do will be the best, because we're Google.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good company

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Google full-time for more than a year

Prosit is very nice to work in google

Consno so much bad things about this company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Google's amazing (and big)!

Sales (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA (US)

I worked at Google full-time for more than a year

ProsSmart people, colleagues as friends, great perks, food everywhere, competitive pay, lots of learning opportunities, cool to be a part of a generation-changing company

ConsIt's a big company which means opportunities for advancement require a lot patience, and it's actually slow to get things done internally as there are a lot of processes, may be becoming more complacent as the company's now a decade old

Advice to Senior ManagementMove the low-performers to other roles, have more visibility into management decisions, and regain some of that startup culture

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great culture and great place to start a career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Google full-time

ProsAwesome perks, good benefits, smart colleagues, and some really great work being done by the company

ConsCan be hard to move up quickly and often competitive even for internal transfers
Lots of really intense type-A individuals, so it can be easy to get caught up in that perfectionist atmosphere
HUGE. Just so many people.

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember to be authentic, transparent, and make decisions that really are best for our users
Allow more flexibility in shaping your role or even creating a new one

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work for

Industry Analyst (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I have been working at Google full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood place to be yourself, to be able to perform at your best!

ConsCompany business is not complicated enough to give challenging work to most of the employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA (US)

I have been working at Google full-time

Pros- lots of smart people
- state of the art technology
- excellent IT support - never need to worry about your desk equipment

Cons- too many smart people, hard to stand out
- some buildings are overly crowded and noisy; hard to concentrate
- easy to get fact with so many free food

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Great first job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Google

ProsPeople development, perks, global experience

ConsHuge company, somewhat bureaucratic

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Google

Prosinnovative, think big, move fast

Conscompany is a bit too big these years, not as agile as it used to be.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent and fun intern program!

Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
Kirkland, WA (US)

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsWork on interesting and challenging intern projects, meet with lots of smart guys

ConsMay not have the chance to have a impact on the product release, depends on the projects and teams

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company with some great leaders

Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Miami, FL (US)

I have been working at Google full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Perks
- Networking possibilities
- Learning possibilities
- Speed

Cons- Bureaucracy
- Internal systems in constant beta stage
- Micromanagement (on Sales)
- Little tolerance to failure (on Sales)
- Very bad work/life balance (no chance to work from home)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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